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Knitting stripes – The easiest way to color knitting with a huge selection of options. You. Undoubtedly, you will like to combine stripes and various knitting patterns. Do not be afraid to experiment, because then you will understand how to change the threads when knitting complex patterns. Products connected by different options of strips.

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To make the stripes look good, no special efforts are needed. They can be not only the same width with alternating colors in a certain sequence. You can change the width of the stripes, and change the color, relying on your own taste.

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If you want the pattern of the product to seem complicated, take melange yarn or section dyeing yarn. You can also try folding two colored yarns.

Make the knit tighter, knitting stripes, using the usual knitting pattern. Changing the color of the thread, change the pattern. Wide stripes in the upper part of the sample are connected with pearl knitting and elastic; narrow popos are made with garter stitch

Pearl knitting “Speckles”. If in a pearl knitting the color of the threads is changed every row or two, then a point effect is achieved. It is especially noticeable with contrasting yarn colors.

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Pattern “Basket” allows you to change colors, getting a fancy pattern. Due to the change in the front and back rows, a web with clear front and back sides is obtained (the front side is shown on the upper half of the sample). Changing the rows in which the front and back loops are combined allows you to get a double-sided canvas (lower part of the sample)

Pattern “Scythe” It will look great if you start knitting a row with a thread of a new color where the loops intersect. In this sample, you can see the difference between the introduction of color in a series of crossed loops (above), as well as where the new color was introduced later (below)

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Loop patterns seem very complicated.

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Take a pair of dice (they must be of two different colors) and, throwing the dice, determine the sequence of stripes. But first you need to decide which cube will denote the yarn, and which is the row number. Take six threads that you like to color and number them from one to six. Throw playing braids. The number located on the side of the cube representing the yarn will show the color of the yarn, and the number on the dyed side of the cube representing the row will show the number of rows. Make loops of those threads whose number fell on the trawl bones, and knit the appropriate number of rows. Never cut the yarn! Roll the dice again. If the yarn number is the same, continue knitting with the same yarn for the number of rows that fell a second time. If a different number of yarn has fallen, cut it, take a new one and knit the required number of rows. Continue knitting until the piece of the product is the right size. Ideally, it is good to have many threads of all colors, especially if some threads will need much more than others. If the yarn of the selected color is over, continue to knit with the remaining five threads or take a new skein.

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You can also take many different threads and divide them into six groups – by color, structure, brightness, or by some other feature. 11 then put the threads in the bag with the number. You should have six empty packages, numbered from first to sixth. Each time, throwing dice, put a ball of yarn in the appropriate bag. When done, put the threads in an empty bag with the appropriate number. If you have one bag left empty, change the filled bag marked with the same number and redistribute the yarn sequence using dice.


Repeating the pattern of knitting stripes is carried out using a code word, where the width of each strip is indicated by a letter. This method is great for gifts – when you can take the name of the person to whom you would like to give a related item as a basis for a knitting pattern. For example, Amanda. The number of rows will correspond to the location of the letter in the alphabet. A = 1, M = 13, N = 14, D = 4. If you decide to knit only with threads of two colors, ”just swap them (as shown below). Since the number of rows corresponds to the number of the letter, start knitting again from the first strip and knit until a piece of the product is the right size. If the number of letters is odd, start knitting in the second circle with a thread of the corresponding color.

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In addition, you can designate each letter of the alphabet with a specific color. In order to connect the Amanda scheme, 4 thread colors are required. A = pink, M = red, N = purple, D = pale lilac. Please note that the first and last stripes marked with the letter A coincide, which means that you get a strip of two rows. You can use six colors for this scheme, and also designate different colors with one letter; then you get the colors A1, M, A2, N, D and A3.

Coloring according to estimates: Fibonacci series

To get an interesting sequence of bands, we can recall arithmetic. Many designers use the Fibonacci sequence. To determine the number of rows in a strip, you can simply use the number from the sequence. Start with number 1: knit the 1st strip in 1 row of loops. To calculate the width of the next strip, look at the figure below.

Make sure that the knit strips do not turn out to be very wide in relation to the finished product. You can also start the sequence with a strip knitted in one row of loops, or turn it over, as shown in the diagram.

You can work only with part of the sequence, starting to knit a strip of three rows of loops, for example, instead of stripes in one row. If the model uses many colors, then you can knit stripes of some colors only once.

► Sequence of stripes for four flower made up for vest. The vest pattern consists of four stripes, ranging from one row of loops to five. Five different colors are used in repeating order. Each time the sequence begins anew, but in a different color. In general, an equal number of threads of different colors is used, emphasizing each color in a wide strip of the subsequent sequence.

Margaret Radcliffe “Color Knitting”

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